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Aloe vera

Aloe vera is well known for its health-promoting properties. The plant has been used for several thousand years, probably first by the ancient Egyptians. In more recent years, its uses have become more targeted and medicinal. For example, it’s one of the leading therapies for sunburns, which makes it an excellent ingredient in after sun products. The beneficial part of the Aloe vera plant can be found in the clear substance hidden within in its long, thick leaves. The gel in the Aloe leaves contains a variety of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and enzymes. One of these are the important polysaccharides which are believed to be the secret of the beneficial properties of Aloe vera. Because Aloe vera possesses excellent moisturizing capabilities it is commonly used as a daily skin cream. Aloe moisturizes the skin without giving it a greasy feel and the leaves contain a plethora of antioxidants including, beta carotene, vitamin C and E that can help improve the skin's natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated. It also known for its soothing and calming properties that helps fight redness, sunburn and irritation. The Aloe in Sascos products is 100 % organic.

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